March 6 The following are the top stories in the
Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does
not vouch for their accuracy.
HS2 chief calls for 'everyday low prices' on new high-speed
NHS enlists Uber-style startup to kickstart social care on.ft.com/2mckdov
Tax rises on agenda for Philip Hammond's Budget on.ft.com/2mc9haq
Philip Green boosts pension contributions to Arcadia Group on.ft.com/2mclvzT
David Higgins, head of HS2, is calling for "everyday low
prices" for high speed-railway and emphasizing the importance of
large-scale infrastructure projects in the North as a solution
to London's housing crisis.
British startup Cera is partnering with the National Health
Service in a bid to improve efficiency in the social care
sector, creating an Uber-like technology platform for changing
the way social security is delivered.
British Finance Minister Philip Hammond is expected to
announce tax hikes in his budget on Wednesday in order to boost
social security and provide relief for business rates.
Billionaire Philip Green's Arcadia Group said it will double
its annual contribution into its pension fund to 50 million
pounds a year, in an effort to reduce the fund's deficit.
($1 = 0.8137 pounds)
(Compiled by Gaurika Juneja in Bengaluru)